Responding to news

In this video, Noelia gets good news and bad news. Listen to the language Yuna uses to respond to Noelia's news and practise saying the useful phrases.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you respond to news? Listen out for useful language for responding to news. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Noelia: Yes, yes, yes. Ah, I did it! 

Yuna: Good news, then? 

Noelia: Yes! I won the award!

Yuna: Oh wow! Congratulations! 

Noelia: Thank you! It's so exciting. I can't believe it!  

Yuna: I know! That's wonderful! Well done, Noelia. I'm really pleased for you. 

Noelia: WHAT? You cannot be serious!

Yuna: Oh dear. What's happened?  

Noelia: They sent me the wrong email. I didn't win. Someone else won.

Yuna: Oh no, that's awful!

Noelia: Yes. It. Is.

Yuna: I'm so sorry, Noelia. What a shame. Can I do anything to help?

Noelia: Please pass me that magazine. Thanks.

 

Ana: Hello again! Oh, poor Noelia! That's really disappointing. So, did you notice the useful phrases used for responding to news? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

Oh wow! Congratulations!

I can't believe it.

That's wonderful!

Well done. I'm really pleased for you.

Oh dear. What's happened?

Oh no, that's awful.

I'm so sorry.

What a shame.

Can I do anything to help? 

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you respond to news in English. Bye for now!

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Submitted by davicovalencia79 on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 14:35

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Yesterday I received bad news, it's the same situation like this story, because I didn´t get the job, I have a good job profile but currently I really know that I need more english level, so that was the reason I couldn't get that job. But it won't be an impediment for me to improve my english, now with this bad news is a reason to study english very hard every day, and then achieve my goal.

Submitted by IKEDA on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 17:29

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Yes, I've just had good news from the university where I wanted to enroll. They told me that I passed the entrance exam and allowed me to enter the university. I was pleased to hear that good news.
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Submitted by Aisha na Shadee on Thu, 20/08/2020 - 09:04

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Hello, Can someone join me to learn English together, we can share stories and correct each other when communicating, I think it's the best way to improve the language. we can chat via emails or find the best way to communicate.

Hi Aisha na Shadee,

Learning together with someone is a great way to learn. But I'm sorry to say that it's not possible to find someone to email or chat with on this site, because sharing personal details is not allowed by our House rules. I hope you can find a learning partner some other way. Good luck!

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

 

Uh thank you Mr. Jonathan R for your response, I observe house rules of The British Council.

Hi Aisha na Shadee,

That's great :) We hope you enjoy learning here.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Saamongo on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 19:38

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I have often problems with this activity "Put the events in the story in order." I'm confused doing it because when I try to touch the events in order, I can't. How to do that?

Hello Saamongo,

To order the events, first click on one of them. Then click on a different one and they will swap places. Continue until you have all of them in the right order.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Allate on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 20:29

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Recently I received a good news. My niece passed her exam. It was a wonderful day that day. We had a party at home to celebrate her success. I was very happy because I really love my niece and I'm proud of her.